• Following re-organisation, the new business areas were hampered by a lack of information in a readily accessible format.
  • The Executive Management Group meetings spent valuable time reviewing past performance rather than planning future direction.
  • The company wanted to utilise existing technology investments in Cognos, SQL Server and Sharepoint and combine them with new development.
  • There was a strategic plan to develop an application that would exploit Microsoft Surface platforms as they became available.


  • The application utilised the majority of Cognos reports that were already in use within the business avoiding re-development of valuable, user accepted content.
  • The application used Sharepoint to deploy information portals, a corporate theme and the entry of commentary and additional data.
  • The system delivered automated dashboards and scorecards that interpreted information for senior executives informing them of their key performance metrics and trends.
  • The use of technologies familiar to RPMI facilitated a smooth user adoption and business change process.
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  • Dashboards have replaced 400 page documents.
  • The Executive Group is focused on the future.
  • The business shares information and can comment and discuss collaboratively.
  • Management time has been optimised.
  • Existing assets have been further utilised, enhancing their ROI.
  • Existing user knowledge and skills have been fully utilised.
Giles Horwood
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